[LISTEN] The Pink Floyd Guitar Solo That Was Only Released on 8-Track

Did you know there’s a guitar solo from the Pink Floyd album “Animals” that was only released on 8-Track back in the day?

On other formats, the album starts with “Pigs on the Wing Part 1”, and ends with “Pigs on the Wing Part 2”.

But 8-Tracks played differently from records and cassette tapes and, obviously, CDs didn’t exist in the 1970s.

So, in order to make the album flow better, they combined the two parts, and linked them with a solo, which basically made them a single track.

But it is only on the 8-Track.

When the 8-Track album went out of print in 1977, that guitar solo stayed lost.

That is, until the Internet came along!

If you’ve never heard the guitar solo, you can check it out here.

 

(BoingBoing)

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